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1 Sep 2014
The brain is a complicated network of small units called neurons, all working to carry information from the outside world, create an internal model, and generate a response. Neurons sense a signal...
Type: News Article
Stimulating a Depolarized TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
This figure shows how glutamate stimulation lifts the TC Neuron’s membrane potential so that more action potentials are generated. The graph at left shows action potentials when Dr. Augustinaite...
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Stimulating a TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
This figure shows how the NMDA spike/plateau grows with stronger glutamate stimulation. Colors indicate the strength of the stimulation, yellow being the strongest and most glutamate.
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Dr. Bernd Kuhn & Dr. Sigita Augustinaite
1 Sep 2014
Dr. Bernd Kuhn, left, and Dr. Sigita Augustinaite, right, stand in Dr. Kuhn’s office in the Optical Neuroimaging Unit at OIST.
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TC Neuron
1 Sep 2014
A thalamocortical, or TC neuron labeled with fluorescent dye, as used in Dr. Augustinaite’s study. The image shows a voltage recording device, at bottom left, entering the yellow cell body, and a...
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22 Aug 2014
Lining up in a long queue for a popular restaurant or waiting for the arrival of a date requires a great deal of patience. Our lives are full of decisions involving patience, yet it needs to be...
Type: Press release
Figure 3. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting time during reward omission.
22 Aug 2014
Figure 3. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting time during reward omission In the 25% of trials, a food pellet was not presented no matter how long the mice waited. Without serotonin neuron...
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22 Aug 2014
Figure 2. Effect of serotonin activation on waiting for delayed reward The mouse easily could wait for 3 and 6 seconds to receive delayed food. When the duration was 9 seconds, the failure in waiting...
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Control of serotonin neural activity by light
22 Aug 2014
Figure 1. Control of serotonin neural activity by light (A) The picture on the left shows serotonin neurons in red. The middle picture shows neurons expressing light sensitive proteins in green. The...
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19 Aug 2014
Before cells divide, they create so much genetic material that it must be wound onto spools before the two new cells can split apart. These spools are actually proteins called histones, and they must...
Type: News Article

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